Dean of Counseling and Student Success
Dean of Counseling and Student Success
Ideal Candidate Statement
The ideal candidate will be an experienced community college educator and leader, with a commitment to overall counseling services and programs that supports student success and values the principles of diversity and equity; demonstrates knowledge of educational policy, budget management and ability to foster collaboration to develop, oversee and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas.
Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Vice President, Student Services, plan, organize, control and direct the College counseling services; assure the continuous availability of effective counseling services; oversee Student Success program mandates provided by counseling, transfer and testing centers; manage the program review process for counseling and Student Success and Support Program (SSSP); serve as representative of the College and Counseling Department to outside agencies; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Planning, organization and direction of a counseling department.
Student Success Act guidelines (SSSP).
Role and responsibilities of college counselors.
Counseling and student development theory and practice.
Title V guidelines.
Personal Development curriculum.
College programs and policies.
Budget preparation and control.
Oral and written communication skills.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Operation of a computer and assigned software.
Plan, organize, control and direct College counseling services; assure the continuous availability of effective counseling services.
Oversee Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) mandates provided by the counseling, transfer and testing centers.
Manage the program review process for counseling and Student Success and Support (SSSP) programs.
Serve as representative of the College and Counseling Department to outside agencies.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Work independently with little direction.
Plan and organize work.
Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities.
Plan, organize, control and direct College counseling services; assure the continuous availability of effective counseling services, including workshops relating to academic standing, transfers, education planning orientations and athletic advisement.
Oversee Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) mandates provided by the counseling, transfer and testing centers; provide assistance to lead counselors in the areas of orientation, testing, academic standing, education planning, peer mentoring and support programs; review implementation plans.
Manage the program review process for counseling and Student Success and Support (SSSP) programs; evaluate program review cycles and drafts; form counselor and staff teams to complete specific programs; approve Counseling Department program reviews.
Serve as representative of the College and Counseling Department to outside divisions, committees, shared-governance bodies and other outside agencies; attend and participate in International Program orientations, high school conferences and counselor meetings, College Connection orientations and other assigned events.
Manage Personal Development department courses; assign faculty to teach course sections; hire and assign adjuncts; schedule rooms and process loads; approve new courses and course revisions; oversee the update of College catalogs, class schedules and website as required.
Participate in the update and review of processes and deadlines for applications, orientations, waivers, evaluations of degrees and certificates, registration priorities and other functions in relation to counseling and student success.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions.
Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the Vice President regarding assigned functions; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.
Plan, organize and implement long and short-term programs and activities designed to develop assigned programs and services.
Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to personnel and assigned activities.
Communicate with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information.
Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for the Counseling Department; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
Operate a computer and assigned software programs; operate other office equipment as assigned; drive a vehicle to conduct work as assigned.
Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned including Faculty Senate, College Council, or Board meetings and events.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to: master's degree in counseling or related field and five years increasingly responsible community college counseling experience including two years in a supervisory role.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid California driver's license.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Ability to exchange information and make presentations.
Ability to operate a computer keyboard.
Seeing to read a variety of materials.
Exposure to dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
$111,811 - $142,701 per year
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies
Open Until Filled
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Employee receives a stipend of $1000 per month for medical benefits. All other benefits are fully paid by the district, except for optional/voluntary benefits chosen. Below is a list of some of our offerings:
1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees' Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Enrollment fee waiver for qualified dependents and employees
8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)
12. Assistance with relocation costs
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
EEO Statement Summary
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.
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